Design & Build
At 6.1 mm, Although the iPad Air 2 is 18% more thinner than the iPad 1, but it replicates the iPad Air 1 as it sports the same design, same size and the same build quality. Improvements have been made to the components including Display, Camera and some other hardware features. Dimensions of the iPad Air 2 are 9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches and it weighs at 444 g.
iPad Air 2 Display
A 9.7 inch screen with a resolution of 2048 x 1538 pixels is there accompanied by 264 pixels per inch. While it was expected that Apple might go with the same display, that it used in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the display of the iPad Air 2 remains the same as its predecessor. Apple has improved the viewing angles, that the iPad Air suffered from. Display of the iPad Air 2 is laminated and it’s 56% less reflective now.
iPad Air 2 Camera
iPhone(s) have always been in attention for Apple and this was quite clear when no improvements in the Camera department of iPad(s) happened. With the iPad Air 2, it finally looks like Apple has considered pleasing the iPad fans and a lot of goodies can be found with the shooters in iPad Air 2. The shooter at the back is 8 Megapixels which becomes a great improvement over the 5 MP shooter of the original iPad Air, loaded with the features like burst mode, Slo-Mo feature, timelapse videos and the image quality has definitely been improved. iPad Air 2’s rear camera is capable of shooting panoramas of up to 43 mega-pixels.
On the front, a 1.2 MP shooter can be found. Slight improvements have been made to the front facing camera as well. Selfies and video calling experience have been enhanced.
iPad Air 2 is powered up with Apple’s A8X processor, that happens to be an improved sibling of Apple’s A8 64-bit chipset found on the latest iPhone(s). A 2 GB RAM can be found on board that’s also a major improvement over the iPad Air’s 1 GB RAM. iPad Air 2 will make its way to the markets having 16/32/64 GB on-board storage.
iPad Air 2 Software
Nothing to be surprised, the iPad Air 2 will run on the latest iteration of the iOS. iOS 8 seems to be running greatly on Apple’s latest tablet.
iPad Air 2 Connectivity
iPad Air 2 supports more LTE brands as compared to the previous iPad(s). It speeds up to around 150 MBps.
iPad Air 2 Battery
10 hours of battery life are what you will be getting from the new iPad Air 2. The new software is battery friendly, that will definitely help the device to run longer. An 8220 mAh battery can be found inside the iPad Air 2.
iPad Air 2 Price & Release Date
iPad Air 2 will be up for pre-order from 17th of October, 2014 and the device will go on sale from 24th of October. Initially it will hit United States, United Kingdom and some other countries. Here’s the iPad Air 2 price list.
- iPad Air 2 – 16GB WiFi: $499
- iPad Air 2 – 64GB WiFi: $599
- iPad Air 2 – 128GB WiFi: $699
- iPad Air 2 – 16GB WiFi & Cellular: $629
- iPad Air 2 – 64GB WiFi & Cellular: $729
- iPad Air 2 – 128GB WiFi & Cellular: $829
That’s all you need to know about the iPad Air 2. Don’t forget to share your thoughts about Apple’s latest tablet with us.
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